Smart City Spotlight: Danang

The coastal city of Danang in Vietnam, is famed for its white sandy beaches and idyllic resorts and is Vietnam’s fifth largest city.

21 September 2018

WEF on ASEAN 2018 daily recap

Yesterday saw the start of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on ASEAN in Hanoi with the theme “ASEAN 4.0: Entrepreneurship and the Fourth Industrial Revolution”.

12 September 2018

Baby-making in the name of the nation

The Southeast Asian region is only just managing to maintain its population but there are indications that the fertility rates of ASEAN member nations are continuing to fall.

5 September 2018

Regional trade deal to be concluded by November

Negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) are now at a “critical stage” with a conclusion “finally in sight,” Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said last weekend.

4 September 2018

Trump's Asia summit snub fuels doubts

President Donald Trump will skip two major summits in Asia in November, a move that could stoke concerns in the region about the United States’ (US) reliability as a counterweight to China.

2 September 2018

An exciting future for ASEAN

Yesterday marked the 51st anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN. As per tradition, it was Hanoi’s turn this year to host the annual flag-raising event, where the ASEAN flag is raised to commemorate ASEAN Day.

9 August 2018

Pompeo tries to win Southeast Asia

Tensions between China and the United States (US) do not seem like easing anytime soon as US State Secretary Mike Pompeo wrapped up his recent tour of Southeast Asia.

7 August 2018